Definitions

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  • adv. In a heedful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a heedful manner; carefully: attentively; watchfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a careful deliberate manner

Etymologies

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From heedful +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • "Start the first fire behind them-once they're past the blast point just like we've drilled," Warren told Sister Philippa as she nodded heedfully to his instructions.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • And then, when thou hast heedfully sought the grace of the goddess, retreat from the pyre; and let neither the sound of feet drive thee to turn back, nor the baying of hounds, lest haply thou shouldst maim all the rites and thyself fail to return duly to thy comrades.

    The Argonautica

  • Marck, unless heedfully guarded against, might prove the destruction of the besieging army, so difficult was it, in the tumultuous warfare of those days, to recover from a nocturnal surprise.

    Quentin Durward

  • And wrapping her mantle round her with more success than on her former attempt, she mingled with the throng, and walked towards the village, heedfully followed by Roland Graeme at some distance, and under every precaution which he could use to prevent his purpose from being observed.

    The Abbot

  • Or thou mayest scorn me, perhaps, for thus boldly acknowledging that I have heedfully observed the homage thou hast paid me?

    The Talisman

  • They were come by now to a long bent of the forest well grown with big-boled oak-trees, not very close together, so that short fine greensward was all underneath them; and Habundia went heedfully from bole to bole, as if she would be ready to cover herself if need were; and

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Yet we went about the house without, and counted the windows heedfully to see that we had missed no chamber, and found nought amiss; and then we went in again and sought as low down as we might, to see if perchance some dungeon there were underground, but found nought save a very goodly undercroft below the great hall, which was little less fair than that which was above it.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Then she looked heedfully betwixt the willow-boughs, and saw no more than before, nought but a little whitethorn brake, now white indeed with blossom, some fifty yards landward from where she stood.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • True it is, that as she wended thicket or glade or wood-lawn, she would at whiles grow timorous, and tread light and heedfully, lest rustling leaves or crackling stick should arouse some strange creature in human shape, devil, or god now damned, or woman of the faery.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Now, as she stood hearkening, she deemed she heard something that was not so loud as the song of the blackbird in the brake, but further off and longer voiced: and again she hearkened heedfully, and the sound came again, and she deemed now that it was the voice of an horn.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

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